AFR in Brief


The FNR's AFR Grant Scheme (Aides à la Formation-Recherche) supports PhD and postdoctoral research training projects in Luxembourg and abroad, up to 4 years for PhDs and up to 2 years for postdocs.

The main objective of the scheme is to improve the general working conditions and career perspectives of researchers, by giving early stage researchers access to work contracts and supplementary training opportunities.

The AFR funding scheme is in line with the principles advocated in the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Moreover, the AFR scheme promotes public/private partnerships by paying an incentive for research projects carried out in collaboration with the private sector.

The AFR programme has no thematic limitations and is open to all researchers, regardless of their nationality, desirous to engage into research training in Luxembourg or abroad. In the selection process, the interest of the project in the context of Luxembourg R&D will nevertheless be evaluated.

AFR Call Reference Call deadline Funding decision
AFR-PDR 2014-2 9th September 2014
(14:00 CET)
Early December 2014
AFR-PHD 2014-2 23th September 2014
(14:00 CET)
Early December 2014
List of ongoing AFR Grants per Domain

Last Update: May 2013

Research Career Development

Organised in the framework of the ESF Member Organisation Forum "European Alliance on Research Career Development", the workshop “How to track Researchers’ Careers” on 9-10 February 2012 in Luxembourg brought together some 100 participants from national and international funding organisations as well as research institutions and universities from over 20 countries. Please click on the link below to read the workshop report: